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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Experience the book that started the quiet revolution
“A smart, lively book about the value of silence and solitude.”—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • O: The Oprah Magazine • Christian Science Monitor • Inc. • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.
In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

Kathe Mazur
hr min
January 24
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

1stknight555 ,


i found this book useful. it really gets you to look at yourself and others from a deeper perspective.

jeff68108 ,

America needs to learn from this book seriously!

I'm a middle aged man that has never fit in no matter how hard I tried. For years I read books and science articles never really understanding myself. I knew I was a introvert but never really knew that was a major part of who I am. I wish I had this knowledge about who I was earlier in my life.

Jayhandy21 ,


I've never felt compelled to write a review until now. FINALLY. The best thing I can say about this book is... PASS IT ON!

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